Official Manual for the Use of the Courts, State and County Officials and General Assembly of the State of Kentucky (Classic Reprint)

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In April, 1792; a convention assembled at Danville and prepared a Constitution of Government; and on the fourth day of the following June, the territory theretofore known as West Fincastle county, Virginia, was admitted into the Federal Union, as a sovereign State, the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On Monday, the fourth of June succeed ing, the first session of the first General Assembly was held at Lexington, the seat of government of the new State, and on the fifth of November of the same year, the second session was held. These meetings were held in a rude two-story log building, which was the first temporary state house. On December 22, 1792, the General Assembly adjourned to hold its next meetings in the house of Andrew Holmes, at Frankfort, and thenceforth Lexington ceased to be the seat of government.

The second State House of Kentucky, also temporary, was a large frame house in the lower part of Frankfort, In this the session of 1793 was held.

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